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WJSV COMPLETE DAYThursday, September 21st, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C., recorded their entire broadcast day -- from sign on, to sign off. This was before the advent of magnetic recording tape, so transcription disks were used. The overall quality of these disk recordings is good to excellent, except for a few spots of noticeable distortion. These transcriptions were transferred to tape in their entirety, except for the ommission of the evening re-broadcast of FDR's address to Congress. You will hear everything as it was the day it was recorded -- that includes the pops and crackles, the station breaks, and the technical difficulties, along with all the music, comedy, drama, news, and advertisements that were aired on September 21st, 1939. Let this be your guide, and your MP3 player be your time machine, as you sit back, relax, and take a trip back to those days when 15 cents would buy a hamburger, a six-pack of Coke costs a quarter, and the future was on display at the 1939 New York World's Fair.Broadcast Schedule WJSV Washington, D.C. Thursday, September 21st, 1939 From: 05:59-06:30 -- Sign On and Sundial - Recorded Music From: 06:30-07:00 -- Sundial - Arthur Godfrey From: 07:00-07:30 -- Sundial - Arthur Godfrey From: 07:30-08:00 -- Sundial - Arthur Godfrey From: 08:00-08:05 -- Arrow News From: 08:05-08:30 -- Sundial - Arthur Godfrey From: 08:30-08:45 -- Certified Magic Carpet From: 08:45-09:00 -- Bachelor's Children From: 09:00-09:15 -- Pretty Kitty Kelly From: 09:15-09:30 -- Myrt And Marge From: 09:30-09:45 -- Hilltop House From: 09:45-10:00 -- Kay Fairchild, Stepmother From: 10:00-10:15 -- CBS News and Mary Lee Taylor Program From: 10:15-10:30 -- Brenda Curtis From: 10:30-10:45 -- Big Sister From: 10:45-11:00 -- Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories From: 11:00-11:15 -- Jean Abbey From: 11:15-11:30 -- When A Girl Marries From: 11:30-11:45 -- The Romance Of Helen Trent From: 11:45-12:00 -- Our Gal Sunday From: 12:00-12:15 -- The Goldbergs From: 12:15-12:30 -- Life Can Be Beautiful From: 12:30-12:45 -- Road Of Life From: 12:45-13:00 -- This Day Is Ours From: 13:00-13:15 -- Sunshine Report From: 13:15-13:30 -- The Life And Love Of Dr. Susan From: 13:30-13:45 -- Your Family And Mine From: 13:45-14:00 -- News Followed By Albert Warner From: 14:00-15:00 -- President's Address followed by Premier Daladier From: 15:00-15:10 -- Commentary & Analysis On The President's Address From: 15:10-15:25 -- The Career Of Alice Blair From: 15:25-15:30 -- Arrow News From: 15:30-15:45 -- Rhythm & Romance From: 15:45-16:00 -- Scattergood Baines From: 16:00-17:17 -- Baseball - Cleveland at Washington From: 17:17-17:30 -- The World Dances From: 17:30-17:45 -- Arrow News followed by Time Out From: 17:45-18:00 -- Sports With Harry McTigue From: 18:00-18:15 -- Amos 'n' Andy From: 18:15-18:30 -- The Parker Family From: 18:30-19:00 -- Joe E. Brown From: 19:00-19:30 -- Ask-It Basket From: 19:30-19:55 -- Strange As It Seems From: 19:55-20:00 -- Elmer Davis And The News From: 20:00-21:00 -- Major Bowes and his Original Amateur Hour From: 21:00-21:30 -- The Columbia Workshop From: 21:30-22:00 -- Americans At Work From: 22:00-22:15 -- Arrow News & Edwin C. Hill Commentary From: 22:15-22:30 -- Streamline Interlude From: 22:30-22:45 -- The Midweek Review With Albert Warner From: 22:45-23:21 -- Repeat of FDR Speech From: 23:21-23:30 -- Jerry Livingstone & His Orchestra From: 23:30-24:00 -- Teddy Powell Orchestra From: 00:00-00:30 -- Louis Prima Orchestra From: 00:30-01:02 -- Bob Chester Orchestra, News & Signoff
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